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Welcome to Down syndrome Blogs
Welcome to Down syndrome BlogsThis is a site for blogs with a positive connection to Down syndrome. They are largely the stories of families within the Down syndrome community. All are welcome.
The blogs are categorized by sub-category in the hope of making it easier for you - the reader - to find a story, a voice or information that speaks to you. Blog links on the main page here are LIVE; blog links on the category pages are STATIC.
If you would like your blog to be added, please email me your blog URL along with the pages your blog fits best under at: meriahnichols (at) gmail.com. You can easily find me on my own blog, With a Little Moxie.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Spotlight's On: Amber Malmberg of This is My Life...and This is Joy!
Blog: This is My Life...and This is Joy! www.malmbergjoys.blogspot.com
Blogger or Wordpress? Blogger user.
One thing that people don’t know about me?
I’m terrified of clowns. No seriously, it’s BAD. I would even go as far to say
that I have Coulrophobia. But for that matter I also have Arachnophobia. I’m
embarrassed by how ridiculous I act when I see a spider. I try my darndest to keep
calm about it. I don’t want my kids to imitate mom! I have even had to call my
husband to come home from work one day(which he could do…it’s not like he had to
clock in or out or anything…sheesh I’m not crazy!) because there was a GINORMOUS
spider on the ceiling above the front door. I was trapped!
And I may or may not have had my 4 year-old nephew vacuum-up a spider in my
house ‘cuz I just couldn’t do it. And I may or may not have left the vacuum outside
for my husband to deal with, after the deed was done, because we all know spiders
can crawl back out right!?
My theme song?
Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel
That song’s totally about me!!! No I’m being sarcastic, I’m not that conceited, It just
gets me dancing and simply happy…no matter what!
Dish I would bring to our community picnic?
Probably a Little Caesars Pizza…Yes, I’ve totally done that! But I’d also bring a
dessert, so then everything will be okay, right?!
What got me blogging?
Family. Mine grew. My husband and I started our family, and then my entire family
reads it. My dad. My mom. Siblings. etc. They all read it, and check it probably
daily. I would say it’s them that keep me going!
One post I wrote that makes me laugh?
One post I’m really proud of?
My blogging style has definitely changed. I think it’s become more personal. I’m
more honest. It’s become a journal. I think its because I’m invested in it. I’ve
become a fan of it myself. And that comment isn’t me being vain. It’s me being
totally surprised, on a daily basis; with the way my life is turning-out! I grew-up
with a lot of ideas and expectations about how my life will be. Fantasies really! I’m
just such a planner-always have been, and this blog reminds me that I’m not the
mapmaker to my life. I’m Amber, and I’m supposed to enjoy it!
I would love to see my blog develop. And I’m not above admitting that comments
keep me going-that a growing audience keeps me going, and that I love being
surrounded by people who relate to me, whom I can relate to, to those whom I can’t,
and to those who inspire me every day!
Two blogs that I personally love to read are:
You know, I can’t answer that. I don’t want to have a favorite. I read so many
peoples blogs, and I favor them all. I love to be surrounded by posts that are
inspiring, thought provoking, and honest. And I like the variety. That’s probably my